John Cho Starring in Every Movie? Hollywood Diversity Report Findings Cited in New Social Media Campaign

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May 12, 2016 – A new social media campaign which seeks to imagine what Hollywood blockbusters would look like if instead of having white leading men, acclaimed Korean-American actor John Cho starred instead. The campaign, which cites findings from the Bunche Center’s 2016 Hollywood Diversity Report, seeks to address the ongoing diversity issue in Hollywood by asking the question, Why haven’t Hollywood’s traditional leading roles been offered to more Asians? To read more about the project, called #StarringJohnChoClick Here.


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